There are multiple mechanisms available for the exchange and re-use of items. These include face to face exchange through events and online exchange via a number of websites. Local authorities can either deliver these services or support community groups and other external organisations in their delivery of the services.

There are various mechanisms for the exchange and re-use of items. There include:

Each of these mechanisms are covered in more detail in their individual sections. These include more details about the types of exchange available and the steps local authorities can take to support events and schemes.